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Old 11-05-2012, 05:54 PM
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Added A2DP Bluetooth Streaming to MyGig RER

So, I REALLY wanted to have Bluetooth Music Streaming added to my Jeep. I was even considering upgrading my Headunit to the newer MyGig REZ that does have it. I just couldn't fathom spending over $1000.

I decided to make it my own system work, for less than 40 bucks total.

At First, I went with a nice little GoGroove Bluetooth Wireless Adapter, and it worked great,
simply plugged into my AUX port.



It works with batteries (so it's portable), and a full charge would last over 12 hours. It also has auto-turn off feature, so it wouldn't waste the batteries.
As you can see, I simply placed it on the AC Vent. The only downfall to this system is that I had to manually turn it on each time I wanted to use it. Not exactly a "set and forget" the way I wanted it.

Then, I ran across this style Bluetooth USB Powered wireless receiver.
The advantage of this system was that it was USB powered, so I didn't have to charge the batteries, and also it "reconnected" to my phone automatically when it powered up.



My iPhone 4 connects to my "uConnect" and to this Music Receiver adapter at the same time.
All I have to do is switch to the AUX-IN of the MyGig System.
Worked flawlessly, except for the little eyesore on the dash of the receiver plugged into the radio's USB port and AUX-IN at the same time.

I had it working like this for a long time, and then decided to go full on stealth install.
I decided to add a 12V power outlet in the center console, and to "Relocate" the MyGig Aux-in Port to somewhere where it wasn't visible.
I wired the new "power" outlet to the "left" factory outlet (since it is a "key-on" outlet).



Then I got a llow profile USB power adapter to plug into it.



Then I needed to re-route the AUX input as well. This was tricky to find, as I wanted a 90 degree fitting on the end that went to the radio,
and I wanted a "Bulkhead Female Jack" on the other end.
This was the most expensive part ($17), since it was a special part designed for motorcycles.
It was a perfect length of 5 feet, and I was able to pop off the dash and route it under the center console.
I placed the bulkhead fitting right over my newly placed USB/12V Power socket.

Voila! I now have hidden/stealth A2DP Bluetooth streaming on my "regular" MyGig.
This is all you can see:


I use it with Pandora, Slingbox, and Netflix, and the sound is awesome. Especially with my upgraded Kicker+JL Sub system (Bass knob)




I am sure there are others of you interested in this, so I decided to actually post this instead of keeping it to myself.

I got the socket at Radio shack, since it was DEEP, and would allow a flush mount of the USB Power adapter:


This was the USB Music Receiver I got (from eBay)
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Old 11-10-2012, 01:22 PM
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Re: Added A2DP Bluetooth Streaming to MyGig RER

This is awesome, thanks. I have been trying to get A2DP for my RER and have tried using a Bluetooth adapter by IWave (like this one) for the integrated Ipod cable but the head unit would just sit on initializing comm. Which is to bad because I would have loved to just plugged it in and go since the cable is hidden in the cubby below the stereo.

Anyway this looks like a simple solution and won't cost thousands. I just wish there was a way to add an aux out to the back of the RER so that we wouldn't need the 90 degree aux cable.
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How's the sound quality via Bluetooth?
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Re: Added A2DP Bluetooth Streaming to MyGig RER

This post made me join this site. I'm looking to buy a 2009 Cherokee Limited. I'm coming from a Ford with SYNC and bluetooth audio capabilities. I think I'm going to miss it.

Can you add the pics again? They aren't showing.

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Re: Added A2DP Bluetooth Streaming to MyGig RER

I'd also like to see the pics, not sure how I missed this thread before.
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Re: Added A2DP Bluetooth Streaming to MyGig RER

Isn't there some kind of aux port on the back of the unit that could hide all of it behind the dash?
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Re: Added A2DP Bluetooth Streaming to MyGig RER

I did the same thing a few weeks back. Picked up this little guy FRYS.com*|*Antec Its about the size of a key chain membership card. Only problem im having with it is that there is interference when using the uconnect for phone calls. I have to power it down in order for the call to be clear. Are you having any problems with interference when your making phone calls?
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